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Title: Structural Analysis of the NCSX Vacuum Vessel

Abstract

The NCSX (National Compact Stellarator Experiment) vacuum vessel has a rather unique shape being very closely coupled topologically to the three-fold stellarator symmetry of the plasma it contains. This shape does not permit the use of the common forms of pressure vessel analysis and necessitates the reliance on finite element analysis. The current paper describes the NCSX vacuum vessel stress analysis including external pressure, thermal, and electro-magnetic loading from internal plasma disruptions and bakeout temperatures of up to 400 degrees centigrade. Buckling and dynamic loading conditions are also considered.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Princeton Plasma Physics Lab., Princeton, NJ (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
835923
Report Number(s):
PPPL-4009
TRN: US0500443
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH03073
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 28 Sep 2004
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; BUCKLING; PLASMA; PLASMA DISRUPTION; PRESSURE VESSELS; SHAPE; STELLARATORS; STRESS ANALYSIS; SYMMETRY; COMPUTER SIMULATION; VACUUM

Citation Formats

Fred Dahlgren, Art Brooks, Paul Goranson, Mike Cole, and Peter Titus. Structural Analysis of the NCSX Vacuum Vessel. United States: N. p., 2004. Web. doi:10.2172/835923.
Fred Dahlgren, Art Brooks, Paul Goranson, Mike Cole, & Peter Titus. Structural Analysis of the NCSX Vacuum Vessel. United States. doi:10.2172/835923.
Fred Dahlgren, Art Brooks, Paul Goranson, Mike Cole, and Peter Titus. Tue . "Structural Analysis of the NCSX Vacuum Vessel". United States. doi:10.2172/835923. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/835923.
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author = {Fred Dahlgren and Art Brooks and Paul Goranson and Mike Cole and Peter Titus},
abstractNote = {The NCSX (National Compact Stellarator Experiment) vacuum vessel has a rather unique shape being very closely coupled topologically to the three-fold stellarator symmetry of the plasma it contains. This shape does not permit the use of the common forms of pressure vessel analysis and necessitates the reliance on finite element analysis. The current paper describes the NCSX vacuum vessel stress analysis including external pressure, thermal, and electro-magnetic loading from internal plasma disruptions and bakeout temperatures of up to 400 degrees centigrade. Buckling and dynamic loading conditions are also considered.},
doi = {10.2172/835923},
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place = {United States},
year = {2004},
month = {9}
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